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HF 1625

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 02/25/2021 03:28pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to human services; establishing school-linked substance abuse grants;
appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter
254B.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

new text begin [254B.17] SCHOOL-LINKED SUBSTANCE ABUSE GRANTS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Establishment. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of human services shall establish a
school-linked substance abuse grant program to provide early identification of and
intervention for secondary school students with substance use disorder needs, and to build
the capacity of secondary schools to support students with substance use disorder needs in
the classroom.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Eligible applicant. new text end

new text begin (a) An eligible applicant for a school-linked substance
abuse grant is an entity or individual that is:
new text end

new text begin (1) licensed under chapter 245G and in compliance with the general requirements in
chapters 245A, 245C, and 260E, section 626.557, and Minnesota Rules, chapter 9544; or
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new text begin (2) an alcohol and drug counselor licensed under chapter 148F and in compliance with
section 245G.11, subdivision 5.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Allowable grant activities and related expenses. new text end

new text begin (a) Allowable grant activities
and related expenses may include but are not limited to:
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new text begin (1) identifying and diagnosing substance use disorders of students;
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new text begin (2) delivering substance use disorder treatment and services to students and their families,
including via telemedicine;
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new text begin (3) supporting families in meeting their child's needs, including navigating health care,
social service, and juvenile justice systems;
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new text begin (4) providing transportation for students receiving school-linked substance use disorder
treatment services when school is not in session;
new text end

new text begin (5) building the capacity of schools to meet the needs of students with substance use
disorder concerns, including school staff development activities for licensed and nonlicensed
staff; and
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new text begin (6) purchasing equipment, connection charges, on-site coordination, setup fees, and site
fees in order to deliver school-linked substance use disorder treatment services via
telemedicine.
new text end

new text begin (b) Grantees shall obtain all available third-party reimbursement sources as a condition
of receiving a grant. For purposes of the grant program, a third-party reimbursement source
excludes a public school as defined in section 120A.20, subdivision 1. Grantees shall serve
each student regardless of the student's health coverage status or ability to pay.
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new text begin (c) Prior to issuing a request for proposals for grants under this section, the commissioner
shall award grants to eligible applicants that are currently providing substance use disorder
treatment services in secondary schools or that are currently providing school-linked mental
health services but have the demonstrated capacity to provide allowable substance use
disorder treatment services in secondary schools.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Data collection and outcome measurement. new text end

new text begin Grantees shall provide data to
the commissioner for the purpose of evaluating the effectiveness of the school-linked
substance use disorder treatment grant program.
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginAPPROPRIATION.
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new text begin $....... in fiscal year 2022 is appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner of
human services for school-linked substance abuse grants under Minnesota Statutes, section
254B.17. This appropriation is added to the base.
new text end